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Airel: The Awakening (The Airel Saga)

3.42  ·  Rating Details  ·  2,557 Ratings  ·  301 Reviews
All Airel ever wanted was to be normal, to disappear into the crowd. But bloodlines can produce surprises, like an incredible ability to heal. Then there’s Michael Alexander, the new guy in school, who is impossibly gorgeous…and captivated by her. Somewhere in the back of her mind, she can hear the sound of pages turning, and another, older story being written. It is the s ...more
Paperback, 186 pages
Published August 31st 2011 by StoneHouse Ink (first published May 1st 2011)
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Feb 03, 2012 Giselle rated it it was ok
Shelves: ebook, arc
Airel, with its beautiful cover and promising synopsis had me swooning over it. It sounds original, mysterious and full of action. This is all, in actuality, what we get. The angel lore is unique. I especially enjoyed how it's told in dual, past and present, point-of-views. These become two very different, interesting plot lines that merge together for an exciting spin. My main problem, and what made this fall flat for me, were the characters.

Airel leads a normal, average life when she meets Mic
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Terri ♥ (aka Mrs. Christian Grey)
Dec 17, 2011 Terri ♥ (aka Mrs. Christian Grey) rated it really liked it
Recommended to Terri ♥ (aka Mrs. Christian Grey) by: R2R
Shelves: reviewed
I received this book as a part of Read 2 Review.

I really wanted to love this book. In fact, when I started I really thought I did. I glossed over a few minor plot holes along the way. I really connected with the author’s writing style and found myself caught up his world. Only to hit a major stumbling block, one that really killed the book for me.

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Karla(Book Addict)
Apr 08, 2013 Karla(Book Addict) rated it it was ok
Shelves: boring-as-hell
deleting reviews if you want to take a look at them you can do so on my blog, link on my profile
Aug 06, 2014 Anne marked it as did-not-finish
Shelves: netgalley
DNF 21%

He's the only one who sees her.
I tried, but I can't do this....
Jul 24, 2011 Evie rated it liked it
Shelves: blog-tour
***Originally published to Bookish

Fallen angels sure seem poised to become the new vampires with a similarly perfect blend of delicious mystery and sexy rebellion. Airel by Aaron Patterson and Chris White is a really good read, based on a well thought-out and skillfully executed plot. With its great atmosphere, beautiful characters, intriguing setting and some truly bone chilling moments, Airel is a promising beginning to a new series.

The story follows two separate plot lines, alternating be
*some spoilers

I am so annoyed with this book that I simply have to let out a few curses.


I had high hopes for this book after a trend of reading several shitty YA paranormal books lately. Too bad it's now in that shitty pile.

There was something really off about the narration. It felt like a report ("I did this and then I did that" kind of speech) rather than a narration I would have felt a part of, or at least an emotional journey (or whatever) I'd have been welcomed
Apr 28, 2011 Darkfallen rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-n-reviewed, arc
Ok I have read a lot of fallen angel stories, but....none like this. So where to start?

Well first I just have to say the cover is breathtaking, absolutely amazing! I know that you shouldn't judge a book by it's cover, and all that blah blah blah....but I mean come on!! You have to admit it calls to you. lolz

But whats waiting behind that cover? Well lets continue on shall we?

Airel is just an average highschool girl. Living an average life. Trying to stay out of the limelight of popularity at scho
Lisa  (Bookworm Lisa)
Jul 23, 2011 Lisa (Bookworm Lisa) rated it really liked it
Shelves: young-adult, 2011
Airel would technically be classified as a YA book because one of the main characters is seventeen years old. But, there is another story going on unfolding in the pages of this book about Kreios. This is more of an adult story. I would say that this is a book that can be enjoyed by all ages.

Airel is a young woman who's life begins to change when a really cute boy moves into the school and her body begins to undergo changes that are abnormal. Then to top off everything she witnesses a murder and
This book was (I'm sorry) utter trash. Seriously? All through the book, i was not touched by the story nor did i feel connected, in any way, to the characters.

So its about this girl called Airel (beautiful name, by the way) who was average and wanted to stay average and normal. Not that it's bad or anything.. Anyway, she met this guy on her way to school and acted the part of the drooling weak-kneed girl that she was in perfect sequence. Really, she gawked and then spilled her coffee on another
Oct 10, 2011 Stitch_Princess rated it it was ok
This book was very hard for me to review. I found the Arabia sections to be very boring and not necessary. I read about the first three sections and then proceeded to skip them all together there after. It was back story that I didn't think we really needed. The characters I felt stood well on their own and didn't really need all this extra story added. Personally I would of cut out all of that and worked on building Airel and Micheal's relationship. And then I would of taken and made the Arabia ...more
Giovanni Gelati
Jun 21, 2011 Giovanni Gelati rated it it was amazing
I have had the chance to interview C.P. White before and was looking forward to interviewing him today. He did not disappoint; the interview was fresh, fun and a blast as I had hoped. Here is the link to today’s show:
Okay let’s get to the novel we discussed shall we:
“All Airel ever wanted to be was normal, to disappear into the crowd. But bloodlines can produce surprises, like sudden mysterious illness. Then there’s Michael Alexander, the new guy in schoo
Gina -   Behind the Pages
Oct 12, 2011 Gina - Behind the Pages rated it really liked it
Shelves: 4-star
This book was a bit slow to start off with but then it did gradually pick up pace. It was a good book but some of the time I got a bit sidetracked because some parts didn't fully have my attention. Because of this I was not as shocked about everything as I should have been and the only thing that happened was that my eyes went wide and I continued reading but from saying that there was no real shock for me. Yes it was a good book overall but it did at times drag on a bit. I do still want to read ...more
Mitch Cave
Jun 02, 2011 Mitch Cave marked it as to-read
Stacey Donaldson
Jul 23, 2011 Stacey Donaldson rated it really liked it
Airel is an incredible story! A seemingly regular teenaged girl, Airel, has always blended in. She has parents that she adores and a best friend who is the sister she never had, her life is pretty good. One faithful morning she stops for a cup of coffee on her way to school, encounters a "dreamy" guy, and life as she knows it begins to change. These changes are subtle at first, but the entire fabric of her existence has been altered forever. Airel is about to discover things about herself and a ...more
Jun 17, 2011 Molly rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: everyone
Recommended to Molly by: PUYB
First of all, I have GOT to say what a GORGEOUS cover this book has!!! I fell in love with it and truly judged this book by it's cover! Both the cover and the book itself is worthy of so much praise. Now, with that out of my system, what can I say about this book with out giving away the plot? These male authors have taken a wonderful plot line, amazingly created characters full of fantabulous personalities, and whipped up an incredible story that readers, young and old, will fall in love with!! ...more
May 25, 2011 Courtney rated it really liked it
I have had this fascination with fallen angel stories lately and I just love them. I expected Airel to be similar to most of the fallen angel stories I've read but it is nothing like those except that it is about a fallen angel. This was such a unique twist to the common way angels are portrayed. There are two stories going on through most of the book that are woven together at the end.

First you have the story set in present day Boise, ID where an average high school girl Airel is just living h
Tracey (YA Book Addict)
Nov 14, 2011 Tracey (YA Book Addict) rated it really liked it
I wasn't going to start my review of Airel by mentioning the cover. I always seem to to start a review gushing about how awesome the cover is. But seriously.... Look at it!! Who wouldn't want to read a book with a cover that looked as good as that!! Absolutely stunning!!

I was very interested to read a book written by two males telling the story from the perspective of a teenage girl. And to be honest whilst reading it, that aspect didn't even enter my mind. I think they did a fantastic job portr
Jun 05, 2011 April rated it it was amazing
An amazing story that will captivate audiences ranging from young adult to the young at heart! Airel crosses boundaries in a fascinating and unforgettable way to engage readers within a story that will not soon be forgotten!

First of all, I have to say - I LOVE THIS COVER!! Is it not gorgeous?! Remarkably, this simple, yet complex, portrait does an amazing job encapsulating the story held within. With that being said, I throughly have to commend the authors, Aaron Patterson and Chris White. The a
Dec 18, 2011 Emma rated it liked it
I find it difficult to review this story. I think the story itself was great, but when you don't like the main love interest of the lead character, you are in trouble.

Airel is a funny and shy girl, with a best friend named Kim and a lovely family. Then she meets Michael and everything changes. They have what you call, instant love. I am not a big fan of instant love, I think the writer should've put more time in building their relationship and could've made the Arabia parts shorter. They were i
Dava Stewart
Apr 08, 2015 Dava Stewart rated it it was ok
The low rating is probably more a function of taste than of quality of the work.

Here are the things that bugged me most:

- the language. It felt like the author(s) aimed for lyrical but ended up with fussy. "Fellated" and "defecated" were used in the same sentence -- and it wasn't some sort of kinky sex scene. Ew.

- repetition. By the 20th page it was pretty clear that the MC didn't want to be like everyone else in her high school -- yet NOTHING she did seemed different than anything any other A
Jan 21, 2015 Jess rated it did not like it
Wow. I couldn't even get past the first couple chapters. Is this guy kidding me? The fact that I even found this on iBooks is an indicator that the literary world as we know it is corrupt. Destroyed. Diminishing as we speak.

What is happening to this industry that once was being brought to life by names like Shakespeare, Austen, the Bronte sisters is now being dragged through the mud by people who write things like this.

First of all, Aaron Patterson is a smug, self proclaimed "average writer" w
Aug 19, 2014 Deborah rated it liked it
I struggled with Airel but looks like a good series.

I originally read this well over two years ago before I started reviewing and I loved it, I always intended to continue on and read the whole series but after the first two I kept checking for 'Michael' and eventually forgot. I mention the first time I read this because I loved it and if I'd have reviewed it at the time I would have given 5 stars, I've just downloaded the whole series, which at 77p is incredible value and since it been so long
May 28, 2014 Melanie rated it really liked it
Airel is just a regular teenager. One day, there's a new boy in school named Michael Alexander, the gorgeous guy that had recently witnessed an embarrassing moment for Airel. She feels instantly attracted to him, but fights it because that's not her style. Her best friend, Kim, is interested in Michael's friend, James, so the four of them start hanging out together and she gets to know Michael. Strange things start happening and Airel's trying to figure it out. She's also not sure about Michael ...more
Shellie Cruz
Nov 06, 2011 Shellie Cruz rated it really liked it
This was a completely different book for angels. It does take you between 3 point of views which at first can be distracting but it blends very well once you get use to it. I love Kreios's character. There is a love at first site with Airel & Michael which to me was pretty quick, they didn't really have the time to get to know one another. Overall it was a good book, one that I would recommend. Like I said it's definitely not like other angel/demon books out there! - I purchased this on my N ...more
Nikki  Peterson
Dec 09, 2011 Nikki Peterson rated it really liked it
Recommended to Nikki by: Paranormal romance and urban fantasy fanatics book group
I really liked this book. I liked Kreios' story added in with the current. I gave you the background you needed. Just enough to keep things rolling and not too much that you got frustrated and wanted to get back to the main character. There were some interesting twists in the book that some didn't exactly see coming. The ending was also left hanging in a good way, that makes sure you pick up the next book, as soon as possible, to see what surprises are in store for you.
Aug 07, 2011 ParaYourNormal rated it it was amazing
Review written by Morgan Wylie

Airel is a YA fantasy of epic proportions! Not to mention it has a fantastic cover! It’s not your typical fallen angel story...It is well written and the imagery is fantastic- vivid and alive!

Read the entire review at ParaYourNormal
Deborah Provenzale
Jun 08, 2011 Deborah Provenzale rated it it was amazing
I just finished reading the newly-released Airel by Aaron Patterson and Chris White. It was amazing! Great story line that pulled me through to the end... now impatiently waiting for Book #2 "Michael." I love that this story hasn't been "done" before. It's new, it's refreshing, and it's a fun ride. I will definitely read the rest of the series.
Maghon Thomas
Oct 20, 2011 Maghon Thomas rated it really liked it
Well, it's a little sad how it all ends... So very tragic! But it's well written, really interesting, and I think it's different how it goes between present day and past to give a back story in the middle of the present story... I really like this one, I'll be reading the next installment.
D M Singh
Aug 25, 2014 D M Singh rated it liked it
The blurb for this intrigued me, yet I found myself disappointed at the end of this book. The book has two authors and their differing styles are apparent. The main female character was not very relatable, after making discoveries about her super healing etc. She went to a mall to shop. Not really the reaction I'd expect from someone making such life changing discoveries.
I also myself a little lost when about halfway through it changed to another story. I read the whole thing but it felt disjoi
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